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What is Britain going to do?

1. Negotiate a release
2. Full scale military and top level commander attack
3. Be stupid like the USA and occupy until drained dry of funds
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Option 1.


As a great man once said "fools rush in"

Or sometimes people who didn't have the guts to serve their own country in combat send thousands to their deaths. I don't think Blair is quite that stupid.
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Or perhaps the valiant French will once again demonstrate their ability to deal diplomatically with countries hostile to democracy.

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Or perhaps the valiant French will once again demonstrate their ability to deal diplomatically with countries hostile to democracy.

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At least the French tend to get their people out without loss of life. I prefer that.
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At least the French tend to get their people out without loss of life. I prefer that.
That's true. It is a strategy developed and perfected about 60 years ago. Demonstrated occasionally since. You have to admire that discipline.

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It is quite the discipline, but they know that we always save their sorry asses and put our blood down for them. Maybe next time they get invaded, we should just let them suffer for a while longer before we save them next time.

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It is quite the discipline, but they know that we always save their sorry asses and put our blood down for them. Maybe next time they get invaded, we should just let them suffer for a while longer before we save them next time.
Because we are stupid enough to think everybody is our responsibility. See thread #2.

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Or perhaps the valiant French will once again demonstrate their ability to deal diplomatically with countries hostile to democracy.

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"A country which has Iraq's past and political structure is always a dangerous country. But the country is genuinely dangerous only if it has the capabilities to commit aggression, if it has the capabilities to attack." (Jacques Chirac, March 10, 2003)

Was he wrong?
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"A country which has Iraq's past and political structure is always a dangerous country. But the country is genuinely dangerous only if it has the capabilities to commit aggression, if it has the capabilities to attack." (Jacques Chirac, March 10, 2003)

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Well check this out; this was part of an interview on that date:

Q. – If a war were triggered without a UN mandate, could France, not being involved in the armed operations, be involved in rebuilding Iraq?
THE PRESIDENT – No one can say in advance what the results of a war will be. It's rare for them to be positive. There are first of all dead women, men and children and subsequently, in this specific case, the risk of the country breaking up, with all that means in the way of uncertainty. Then a bit of calm will have to be recreated in a region which has, regrettably, been traumatized for a long time, is vulnerable and really doesn't need an extra war. So we don't know exactly what the consequences of a war will be. But what is certain is that after a war things do indeed have to be repaired.
Q. – And France will ask to participate in that reconstruction?
THE PRESIDENT – She will be asked to do so! There will have to be reconstruction both at the structural and political levels. And that reconstruction can be done only through the UN. One can't imagine anyone taking on alone the responsibility of restoring a viable situation in that country and that region, and that also applies to the United States.
Q. – Even with an American protectorate?
THE PRESIDENT – That's a risky hypothesis.
Q. – You don't believe in it?
THE PRESIDENT – I don't know what the Americans want to do, but I'm saying that's a risky hypothesis. On the other hand, what is certain is that we shall all have to join together to repair, if I may say so, the damage. Quite obviously, France will have her part to play there and will shoulder her responsibilities. But we would prefer, I repeat it once again, to achieve the goal the international community has set itself, i.e. to disarm Iraq. And Iraq's disarmament, make no mistake about it, will bring about the end of the regime. Since disarmament requires transparency. And dictators don't withstand scrutiny for long.

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